Emphasizing the “B” in REBT: Effective Implementation of Exposure and Response Prevention
Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D. – Director of the Center for Psychological Evaluation and a licensed Staff Psychologist at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI)
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 | 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: 145 East 32nd Street, 9th Floor (Directions)
3 Contact Hours/CE Credits (APA, NBCC, New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work & Mental Health Counselors)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is an evidenced-based intervention for treating a variety of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. During this workshop, participants will learn how to conduct a proper functional assessment, collaborate with patients in constructing relevant fear hierarchies, implement appropriate exposure and response prevention (ERP) exercises, and identify and gradually eliminate safety behaviors. While exposure therapy is proven to be effective, getting the patient to actually comply with the exposure protocol can be quite challenging. Therefore, participants will also learn appropriate ways to utilize psychoeducation, motivational enhancement, and cognitive restructuring to assist patients prior to, during, and after ERP in order to maximize favorable treatment outcomes.
This workshop is designed to help you:
- Describe the theoretical rationale for ERP;
- List the disorders that ERP has been proven to be an effective intervention;
- Utilize motivational and cognitive strategies to maximize effectiveness of ERP; and
- Conduct effective exposure sessions
1:30 – 2:00 pm – Review of common disorders treated effectively with ERP and theoretical underpinnings of ERP
2:00 – 3:00 pm – Preparation for ERP: Conducting a proper functional assessment, motivational enhancement, cognitive restructuring
3:00 – 3:15 pm – Break
3:15 – 3:30 pm – Constructing fear hierarchies
3:30 – 4:30 pm – Implementing in vivo and imaginal ERP
4:30 – 4:45 pm – Evaluations
Albert Ellis Institute (AEI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AEI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Albert Ellis Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5145. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Albert Ellis Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0131.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0019.